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    Clinical Depression

    Clinical depression,Not good,Suffer from time to time,Wish I didn’t,Life would be easier, But somehow,Don’t know how,I get by.
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket 46-50, M Feb 2, 2012

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    I Am Diagnosed With Depression Forgotton Childhood Left To Be Abused By Both My Parents............

    When I was a child and that is a long time ago now, I never had affection. I grew up with a mother who was mentally unstable and wasn't able to give me what I needed I lacked stability Love and care. often she would abuse me physically and I cut myself off from reality. and day...
    rosesweet rosesweet 56-60, F 1 Response Aug 28, 2012

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    Most of My Life

     i really didn`t know what was matter with me.i just stayed sad.then when i was in my 20`s i decided to try getting help.but,all they know is pills.i tried taking them.i started gaining weight fast,really fast.i gained 12 lbs in one month.and it just kept piling on.within...
    ghostofmyself ghostofmyself 36-40 1 Response Sep 26, 2009

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    My Battle With Clinical Depression

    By way of introduction, my name is Dave Kanofsky and I had suffered from the adult symptoms of clinical depression for thirty-five years. In 2007, thanks to a combination of the right medication and years of talk therapy, my symptoms were under complete control but my financial...
    daveyboy54 daveyboy54 56-60, M 1 Response Jun 17, 2011

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    Downward Spiral

    I am 57 years of age, and have been dealing with major depressive episodes for decades.  I have moved umpteen times, worked at countless jobs, and failed miserably at maintaining long-term relationships.  Medications have helped to relieve the worst symptoms, tho they cannot...
    QueenIzabella QueenIzabella 56-60 5 Responses Mar 12, 2012

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    Not Sure How Much Longer I Can Live Like This

    I have been depressed since I was a child. There have been moments when I have felt ok but for the most part I am beyond unhappy. I am a wife and mother to two girls both almost adults now and if it werent for the girls I believe I would have checked out long ago. My husband...
    jemslost jemslost 41-45, F 3 Responses Mar 18, 2012

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    I Suffer From Depression and I Take Meds...

    Too often other ppl judge ppl who take meds for depression... It is an illness like any other... Meds are not happy pills they do not change ur personality... Instead they make u stable enough or healthy enough in that they allow the nervous system and the chemicals in ur body to...
    harps21 harps21 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 28, 2008

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    I Was Miserable and Still Am...

    I'm 24 years old and I had my son at a young age.. at 16. I alwaIys felt alone and empty, always wanted to run away from home even at the age of 10. Abusive father made it worst with his drinking. I hated walking to school alone or when I came from school I had to walk...
    s0empty s0empty 22-25 1 Response Jul 23, 2009

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    Ok Ok I Admit It.

    Confession time. I suffer from depression. I should be on meds but i refuse to take em because I don't believe in it. And I won't take em. Ever.
    annathom annathom 26-30, F 6 Responses Jan 25, 2008

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    Since Before I Could Admit It

    i have suffered with this nasty disease since long before i would ever admit it.i guess since Viet Nam.....They call it PTSD now adays.....back then we just didn't talk about it..but going through life with no outside help...no meds...no intricate knowledge of what was really...
    russb811 russb811 56-60, M 2 Responses Feb 2, 2011

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    New Research Regarding Depression

    Hello all, I am a fellow depressive. I am a pretty motivated person, so I did a lot of research on my own because the doctors didn't really help me all that much. 8 years later, I got it figured out. Now, I just wanna make sure that everyone else knows what I know, so they can...
    UV4D UV4D 26-30 Apr 28, 2008

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    What Your Psych Doesn't Want You To Know

    Google "tms", it's a treatment that actually will make the psychs as obsolute as blood letting. Face it, any other kind of doctor that "treats" a patient for 5 or 10 years with no effect is a quack.
    mrmoose1947 mrmoose1947 66-70, M 4 Responses Jun 13, 2012

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    I thought I had this under control.

    I really did. But sum things snapped and I don't know what or why. I feel rational and my mind seem clear but I have this overwhelming desire to die. I have been planning when, when and how. I want to give my mom a great christmas and new year. Them my 1st lot of holiday...
    freakyfish36 freakyfish36 26-30 Nov 15, 2014

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    All My Life

    i have suffered from depression all of my life, or at least as long as i can remember. always sad, never able to fit in, held myself back as not to stand out, hated being singled out, on and on i could go. but until i hit bottom did i admit i needed help. it did help/hurt? that...
    icanthide icanthide 31-35, M 1 Response May 2, 2012

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    diagnosed at about the age of 15

    if I'm remembering correctly ( i'm 31 now) . I'm doing a lot better than in my teens and early 20s( suicidal thoughts but no self harm or suicide attempts). Even though I am doing better, I I still struggle with the feelings of not wanting to do anything, wondering what the...
    animallover412 animallover412 31-35, F 3 Responses Dec 14, 2014

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    How can i sleep more hours per day? I suffer from severe depression since my country destroyed brutally my life, and now not even medication improves it. There is no way out. The...
    tikne tikne 26-30 Apr 18

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    I remember thinking I was so depressed or sad all the time a couple years ago... Little did I know that I wasn't even close to the worst of it. Now, I suffer from sleeping too much...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Apr 26

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    People I barely know see I am depressed and they are worried for me. They go out of their way to ask if I'm doing okay and if I need anything. What scares me is that my parent's...
    inaweek inaweek 18-21, F Apr 11

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    I genuinely can't find a reason to keep going. They say the depression won't last forever. And I used to believe that because it would go away. But it never failed to come back...
    inaweek inaweek 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 11

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    I'm not very good at opening up to others but in hopes to make a new friend, here I am. I'm a weird individual. I think so, anyway. I don't have a lot of real friends but I guess...
    LadyApfel LadyApfel 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 26

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    It makes me feel so pathetic, lazy, dirty, and stupid.
    Ihaveanaccount Ihaveanaccount 18-21 Apr 4

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    Last time when I went to the Dr and had my medication switched to effexor I was diagnosed with Major Depressive Disorder
    rainyday10 rainyday10 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 5

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    For those of you who didn't believe that I overdosed here's a pic of me in the hospital. For those of you who were encouraging me to kill myself or saying mean things. **** you...
    Rosaalie Rosaalie 18-21, F 7 Responses Apr 22

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    I've noticed that all I do is look for anything depressing like music and movies and etc its like my mind wants to be depressed :( if that makes any sense
    rainyday10 rainyday10 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 26

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    I've suffered from maladaptive daydreaming ever since I can remember. I'm not really sure why.. Maybe because I've often felt like I'm trapped in the ****** reality of my actual...
    ellisbraddock ellisbraddock 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 22

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    I don't experience visual hallucinations usually. It's pretty much the same every time. I'm awake and I can't move. I feel like I'm having a seizure from the shaking sensation. And...
    Holliswoods24 Holliswoods24 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 25

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    i have been suffering from MD since i was a kid cause my daydreams are way better in my reality. I was shy in school and was bullied. Since I found out about MD I'm trying to fix...
    rchristina rchristina 31-35 3 Responses Apr 5

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    ....Never could I have guessed that I had that... But the more I researched it, the more it made sense. Holy crap... I might just be suffering from maladaptive Daydreaming. Hell...
    jlove987 jlove987 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 6

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    I hate the fact that I am suffering from MD.Its constantly interfering with my actual life.I prefer to stay in my imaginative world rather than my real world and this is destroying...
    pin97 pin97 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 14

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    Or you might know it as lovers delusion. (When one thinks a celeb or person loves them) I Can’t remember how old I was the first time she brought this up, but it has been over 10...
    lila226 lila226 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 16

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    For the past four years I've suffered from chronic migraine. For those of you who do, you understand it's not your typical headache and can be at times, debilitating. The...
    Hugmybear Hugmybear 46-50, F 2 Responses Apr 20

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    I suffer from chronic migraines and headaches and my family doesn't understand the pain I have on a daily basis.
    Indomitable6811 Indomitable6811 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 20

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    I’m really hoping some of you can offer me some much needed support and guidance as I’m young, confused and heartbroken. Where do I start? I started my job coming up to 2...
    anony333 anony333 18-21, F 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    Hi, I'm a 21 year old medical student living abroad, I was diagnosed with bipolar nearly 3 years ago, and before that I struggled a lot. I let it get quite far before my family...
    lily449 lily449 18-21, F Apr 26

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    Am a 23 year old male in college and i struggle with shyness.social anxiety and depression.this led to another problem of isolation and anger.The anger mostly stems from not being...
    oteki1 oteki1 22-25, M a week ago

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    I feel as though I understand my depression much more. There's more regularity to it, and it seems, to me, to be a lot more 'rational' than my anxiety, if that makes sense?
    betruetoyourself14 betruetoyourself14 13-15, F Apr 25

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    I think ive hit a point in my depression where theres no getting out. i took my medicine but i cant control it anymore. all i can say is, please pray for me. im having suicide...
    NikkiBaby1698 NikkiBaby1698 16-17, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I don't know what to do anymore I'm sinking more and more each day I'm isolating myself more I'm drowning myself in music yet I don't cut I crave the feeling of blood dripping out...
    neonpinkcupcakelover neonpinkcupcakelover 16-17, F 6 days ago

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    I have a hard time explaining this. so be ready. I've been a Maladaptive Daydreamer since I was about... 9 or 10. I went through a lot of trauma when I was young, and it left a...
    fallenangel0421 fallenangel0421 13-15, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I don't know what to write here.. some time ago I used to feel do much better when I posted something here..its not even the same anymore..even this place makes feel lonely, just...
    sb3007 sb3007 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 10

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    I am almost 30 and I am a maladaptive daydreamer. For the longest time I'd never heard of this. I had a complete moment of disbelief, thinking,"There's a NAME for it?!" It really...
    theforeverstory theforeverstory 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 6

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    I wish there was an easy way to end my suffering. I often wonder what I've done to deserve to always suffer. I'm tired of the pain. The physical pain, the mental pain and the...
    St4rbright St4rbright 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 26

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    First of all, I want to thank the person who created this group, it's good to not be on your own... I'm grateful that people in this world will listen to me with their attentive...